27 August 2018
"The best dancers of Ireland." Who else to perform at The Spirit of Dance
Organizers of the international festival of music and dance The Spirit of Dance 2018 continue to announce the participants of the show, Tengrinews.kz reports. The first to announce were the artists from Georgia, the second in line are the dancers from Ireland. A unique performance will be shown by the most famous tap-dancers of the world - Irish dance group Slide Step. Together with them there will be more Irish citizens to come up on the stage: violinist Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín and DJ Gary Sherwin.
The grandiose dance festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of Astana will begin at the Central Concert Hall "Kazakhstan" at 19.00. The organizers of the dance show are the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan together with The Spirit of Tengri. The Spirit of Dance is the fourth festival of the project team and the first, in which a greater emphasis is placed on the dance part. The stage of the festival will meet musicians, dancers and DJs from 7 countries of the world.
The tickets for the unique show can be purchased online at ticketon.kz, as well as at the box offices of the "Kazakhstan" concert hall .
Slide Step is a modern Irish dance group, who has already won numerous awards. Their performance is the best idea of what Irish dance entertainment is. Slide Step are one of the best tape-dancers in Ireland. The group has had joint performances with the music group Jiggy on the Late Late show on RTÉ TV channel, as well as with the Reamon-Rea Garvey's frontman at the Echo awards 2018 in Germany.
"Greetings to everyone, my name is Jean Kennedy. I represent dance group Slide Step. We are very excited about the upcoming trip to Kazakhstan and look forward to the moment when we can share our talent and national Irish culture through dance. In our performance we will reconsider our traditional national dance and add elements of fusion and modern bits to it. We are proud to represent our Irish culture at such a large-scale event. We are very pleased to perform on the same stage with such eminent dancers from all over the world. And I'll see you on The Spirit of Dance 2018 ", the dancer and leader of the Irish dance project Jean Kennedy said.
Also, an the Spirit of Dance, Ireland will be represented by the multi-instrumental girl Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín. She masterly plays the violin and the harp and has earned many awards. She has participated in many radio and TV shows on RTE, BBC, TV3 and TG4, touring tours in Britain, Europe, China and North America. Also Éadaoin is the first Irish to be awarded with the Festival Interceltique de Lorient award.
Recall that the multimedia show The Spirit of Dance is conceived as an incredible performance with the participation of world stars in the music and dance scene. It will run in the format of "seamless show", which means non-stop. The audience should expect for many surprises: a unique three-level stage, a light show, multimedia accompaniment and live sound.
The main participants at the Festival of music and dance The Spirit of Dance will be small dance groups from around the world. Their task is to show the modern adaptation of their national dance. the dances will be intertwined among peoples: the Georgian dance will flow into Kazakh, and the Kazakh dance will turn into Indian dance. And all of them will be performed accompanied by completely different music: for example, the Irish step will combine with Uzbek melodies. The organizers specially chose very recognizable national dance to show how they can be presented in a new way.
One piece from each country will last 20-30 minutes, between the pieces the audience will see solo performances of world-class ethno artists. The guests of the Festival and the viewers of the online broadcast are waiting for an unusual symbiosis of different cultures, which they have never seen before.
The Spirit of Tengri is a multicultural and one of the world's largest projects in the genre of contemporary ethnic music, with a status of a national cultural brand. To date, musicians from 70 countries and regions of the world have been on its stage. Over these years, more than 120 thousand Kazakhstanis and guests of the country have been its visitors. The Spirit of Tengri festivals are bright colorful music shows accompanied by informational art materials and video content. Thus, they are not only entertaining but also educational.
Recall that as part of the Spirit of Tengri project, this year Almaty had great success hosting the VI International Festival of Contemporary Ethnic Music The Spirit of Tengri. The event was held with the support of Almaty City Akimat and Tez Tour Kazakhstan. The general partner of the Festival was supermarket chain Magnum Cash & Carry. The series of concerts with the brand of The Spirit of Tengri continued at the International Music Festival of Nomadic Culture Nomad Way 2018 on June 22-24 at the Amphitheater on the Esil river embankment, as well as the International Festival of Contemporary Ethnic Music The Spirit of Astana 2018 held on July 6-8 in the square in front of the Baiterek monument.